On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 17:04:30 -0600, Michael Harrington <> wrote: > I am new to SSL. I have a Web page I have built for a client > (hopehousedaycare.org) and will be collecting information for online > donations. The page that collects this (hopehousedaycare.org/gifts.htm) > works OK and the results are sent to a database, which can be retrieved, > online into Excel. > > Before the donation pages go live, I need to install a SSL Certificate. > When I order one, am I given something to install or does my Web hosting > provider does the installing? The site is on Roadrunner and is their > Windows 2000 hosting package, which has the SSL Secure Server feature. The weekend so you may get a slow response so will take a shot at it for you. Not familiar with W2k but would assume it's like Apache where you would telnet to do your work, it's called Terminal Services or something... anyhoo, your hosting provider would be the one to do this for you as you can break things pretty easy if you don't know what you are doing. Some hosting providers' Control Panels have an SSL installer, again, check with your provider. As far as the actual cert, every place that sells ssl's has a different transfer procedure. You will need to ask the supplier you purchased it from; experienced hosting people are familiar with the major ones, some of 'em: Equifax Verisign Geotrust Thawte GTE Cybertrust and between the two of them will guide you through it, not much to it really on your part, just get the ball rolling. Do a google on the above names, the best/worst has been discussed lots, you may already have one in mind as it seems you're doing a bit of homework to stay ahead of the game. cheers, Mark MG Web Services www.mgwebservices.ca Your Canadian West Coast web site development and hosting solution.